Nell Robinson & Red Level , Gayle Lynn & the Hired Hands, Kitchen Help
San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival - Bluegrass Women
Nell Robinson & Red Level (www.nellrobinsonmusic.com/NRRL_home.html)
Nell Robinson & Red Level is one of the hottest new bands on the San Francisco Bay Area bluegrass scene. Named after the bandleaders grandmother and the small Alabama town near the family farm. Nell's rollicking high energy, and the bands three-part harmonies and hot pickin' make this a show you dont want to miss. Nell Robinson has just released her debut solo album (Nell Robinson in Loango) to critical acclaim. She is joined by John Cogdill on mandolin; Yoseff Tucker (NCBS Guitar Player of the Year), guitar; and Dave Gooding, string bass; plus friends on banjo and fiddle. NRRL has headlined three times in two years at the renowned Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, packing the house. The band has opened for Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, won the Emerging Artist Award at Plymouth, and performed at the Fathers Day Bluegrass Festival, as well as many of the best West Coast festivals and venues.
Gayle Lynn & the Hired Hands (www.gaylelynnandthehiredhands.com)
A long-time SFBOT performer, Kentucky girl Gayle Lynn Schmitt is best known to Bluegrass loving families in the Bay Area through her work with the Toodala Ramblers. This year she appears with her Americana group Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands featuring Rik Elswit on guitar, Jon Mitguard on dobro, Corey Losee on snare and Tom Drohan on stand up bass. Brenda Hough of Bluegrass Breakdown says: Gayle's songs are like a fine Kentucky bourbonsmooth going down with a little kick at the end to make sure you didn't miss one of life's truths. This acoustic performance by Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands will have a touch of grass added by special guests dropping in on fiddle and banjo.
Kitchen Help (www.kitchenhelpband.com)
Formed in 2007 by Jennifer Kitchen, Kitchen Help is a high energy bluegrass band that delivers traditional songs and heartfelt vocal harmonies inspired by the masters, such as Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse, and Jimmy Martin. Based in Redwood City, Kitchen Help has performed at most of the regional bluegrass festivals and have gigged at numerous local venues including the Atlas Cafe and the Riptide in San Francisco, McGrath's Irish Pub in Alameda, KPFA radio and the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Making the music in the Kitchen are Jennifer Kitchen (bass and vocals), Tom Cooper (banjo and vocals), Avram Frankel (dobro and vocals), Matt Kendall (mandolin and vocals), Alex Mayers (guitar and vocals).
853 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|